CCRA continuously leads our industry through legislative advocacy, educational opportunity, and professional inclusion.  We actively protect and unify the freelance, CART/Captioning, official, and student communities.

Register NOW for our 108th Annual Convention!

The California Court Reporters Association invites you to join us in this beautiful desert playground and take part in CCRA’s 108th Annual Convention being held at the Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa, Columbus Day weekend, October 5-8, 2018.  Click an icon below for more information or here for the convention home page.

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Opportunity Drawings
CCRA 50/50 Drawing - 50% of the total pot will be awarded to a single winner.  Need not be present to win. Last year's winner won over $3,000!  Click here to enter.
PACCRA Opportunity Drawing - Three prizes will be awarded: 1) Disneyland Vacation; 2) Tahoe Cabin; 3) American River Rafting.  You may select to put all your tickets into one prize "jar" or split them evenly in all three "jars."  Click here to enter.

Dynamex Explained

The California Supreme Court’s recent decision in Dynamex created a new legal test for determining whether someone is an “independent contractor” and not an employee.  In order to be properly classified as an independent contractor, the hiring entity must prove each of the three factors in the “ABC Test”: (A) The worker is free from the control and direction of the hiring entity in connection with the performance of the work, both under the contract for the performance of the work and in fact; and (B) The worker performs work that is outside the usual course of the hiring entity’s business; and (C) The worker is customarily engaged in an independently established trade, occupation, or business of the same nature as that involved in the work performed.  In the context of court reporters, the analysis will depend upon the particular facts and circumstances of each individual relationship.  While it is ultimately unclear how Dynamex will be applied to court reporters, this article provides a detailed legal overview to assist our members with understanding the key issues.  READ MORE

President's Message

It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of Gary M. Cramer, on August 7, 2018.  Gary was a true gentleman as well as a pioneer, visionary, and a great leader to the court reporter profession nation-wide.  We all share in the sadness of this loss.  During this difficult time of mourning, Gary's wife Sarah, asks that you please not send cards or flowers. 

An announcement will be made soon regarding how you can personally show your appreciation, thanks, and support to the Cramer family. 

There will be an opportunity to pay tribute to Gary at a special memorial. Details to follow as they become available.  Gary will surely be missed by all.

 Official Court Reporters:
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